Monthly Archives: July 2008
Every six weeks or so, I am ready to change things up. Whether it’s trying something new in my diet, changing up my exercise routine, or redecorating, I get bored after a few weeks and have to find something new to get me excited about my healthy lifestyle again.
After spending almost 10 days in Nicaragua, I am still back here in the U.S. speaking a form of Spanglish. I find myself thinking in Spanish first before I start saying things and then wonder why no one repeats what my friends say in Spanish. Hah.
This morning I got to have something I haven’t had in what seems like an eternity…my favorite Kashi cereal! I enjoyed it so much and ate it so fast that I forgot to take a picture of it, so here is the box 🙂
I had a cup of this with a sliced banana and 1/2 cup of plain soymilk for breakfast this morning. It has held me over pretty well so far too, I have to remember to keep getting these good high protein cereals more often.
I had a peanut butter and strawberry preserves sandwich on Healthy Life’s 100% natural Farmer’s 12 grain bread, a banana, and a to-go cup of unsweetened applesauce. I chose to sit outside to eat today so I could get away from my desk (a bad habit) and to warm up because the office is just a freezer today! I think I adapted to the warmer temperature while I was out of the country. I can’t stand being cold!
Peanut butter is rare in Nicaragua, the only thing close I could find was Reece’s cups! So of course the whole time we were gone that is all I could think about. If we go next year, I’m packing a jar to take with me! As soon as we got home, I went and bought a nice new jar of Kroger brand organic all-natural creamy peanut butter. I still have some Sun butter left and I will use that up too eventually.
There were many things in Nica that were better tasting than what we have here. As much as I love bananas here, including the one I ate with lunch today, the bananas in Nicaragua are 10 times better! We were also served fresh pineapple with breakfast almost every day and it was the best pineapple I had ever tasted in my life! They just have fruit growing on trees all around the place we were staying and I took a lot of pictures (I just need to upload them!). It was such an amazing experience all around.
To start things off this morning, I had a big bowl of steel cut oats this morning (I made them last night) and reheated them with 1/2 cup of soymilk, then stirred in a tbsp of semisweet chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of raisins.
When I got to work and got settled in, I had a cup of hot green tea and some honey roasted peanuts for a mid-morning snack.
Happy Monday and thanks for reading!
Where the heck have I been?
Well, I am getting ready to go out of the country on a mission trip with my husband and a group from our church. I guess somewhere in the last several days I have managed not to post anything. Sorry!
But rest assured, my eating is still fine and I have actually been doing really well just not at posting pictures, ha ha.
We are leaving tomorrow and will not return until the 19th, so it will at least be then before you hear from me again. Thanks for sticking around, I can’t wait to get back to regular food blogging again, I have missed it!
I don’t know what happened this morning but I would like to think it was the granola cereal I ate for breakfast! I ate around 6:30 and didn’t feel hungry until I ate lunch around 11:45! This hardly ever happens, usually by 10:00 I am starving for a snack. Not today…
This is the Nature’s Path Organic Pumpkin Flax Plus granola cereal. I got it when it was on sale for about $2.00 and just now opened the box up. I just checked the website and saw how many flavors they had other than this one, so I can’t wait to try another one soon! But this one is really good too.
I woke up craving cereal and granola and this hit the spot ever so perfectly (probably why I was satisfied until lunch). It was very filling and crunchy and has lots of seeds in it that I know give me good stuff like Omega 3’s & 6’s, etc. It’s not the sweetest stuff in the world (don’t think pumpkin pie when you buy this) but it is a great cereal and granola in one. I topped mine (a 1 cup serving) with a sliced banana and 1/2 cup of plain soymilk. Yum-o!
No mid morning snack to report, so let’s get right to lunch…LEFTOVERS! My leftover Shanghai stir fry from Ramsi’s was just as good as it was last night and to balance the meal out, I had a red delicious apple and some So Delicious soy yogurt in blueberry, which is now my 2nd favorite flavor next to vanilla. The peach yesterday was good too. Just not the cinnamon bun flavor 😦
That’s all for now! If there is no rain tonight, we are heading to the baseball game and fireworks downtown but we’ll be eating before going into the park, I cannot even fathom eating ballpark food these days, ick.
Lunch yesterday was sun butter and apple butter on whole wheat bread with So Delicious peach soy yogurt and some carrots (yum) –
The peach yogurt was very tasty and even had little chunks of peaches in it. I didn’t have to stir it at all, I just ate it as is. I’ve really enjoyed the other flavors of So Delicious, just not the cinnamon bun. I will have to try some more soon!
For afternoon snacks, I had some granola bites and a mini clif bar –
Then we went out on the town last night! We went to Ramsi’s, a local eatery in our fine town that boasts many different international cuisines, which is why they call it the “Cafe on the World.” We sat outside and the sun had just started to go in and the weather was pretty much perfect for outdoor dining. I really enjoyed myself!
I started things off with a glass of Beringer White Zinfandel (the absolute BEST tasting one out there and not too expensive either!) and then I ordered the Shanghai stir fry (veggies served over basmati rice) with the chili garlic sauce. I only ate about half-2/3 of what’s pictured (lunch leftovers, yay) but I did eat all of the bread.
Since we were closeby, we stopped at Ce Fiore again, where this time I tried the Raspberry-Pomegranate frozen yogurt (I ordered a kid’s size this time, a little bit smaller) with m&m’s, strawberry and blueberries. It was fantastic and so cute to look at!
But when I got home I remembered what dairy products have been doing to me lately 😦 So I’m going to have to avoid them for a while and also get some Lactaid or something for those times when I just can’t turn frozen yogurt away!
Hope everyone had a great night as well!
I am leaving the country a week from today! I am excited but also kinda nervous. But just FYI, I will most likely not be able to blog from next Wednesday through the following Friday.
Breakfast this morning was another smoothie (I am hooked!) made with soy milk, blueberries and raspberries (another purple one but lighter this time) and a Thomas whole wheat bagel with light cream cheese. Simple and perfect!
My mid-morning snacks were a cup of Stash decaf chocolate hazelnut tea, 1/4 cup of cashews and a banana.